Ever since I could make my own decisions I have travelled a lot. But there are almost no photos from these
places I have visited. I always felt very uncomfortable behind the camera. It disturbed my “being there”. But
there are of course a lot of pictures still left “on the shelves of my brain” and they pop up from time to time,
teased out from some unexpected association.
For some time I have always had my sketchbook with me, so whenever these pictures emerge, I caught them
in a quick drawing. From these trapped memories I made my brooches. Naturally, they are not “true” pictures,
as memories tend to change with time. They are pictures sifted through my experience and values and
interpreted in material and techniques.
To keep the project together I determined certain directions in size (6x6 cm) and colour (black/white). This is
also a reminder of my parents’ wonderful box with old and new photos, never put in order in an album,
where people and places mix in new exciting stories.
A memory is by disposition disordered, taken from its place in time and put in another context, once again
interacting in our lives.
Unique brooches produced 1999-01